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This Week at APBP: September 27

Tuesday, September 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Will Your Community Be a Part of The Big Jump Project?
Building on the momentum of the Green Lane Project, The Big Jump will put bikes at the center of connecting people to the places where they live, learn, work and play. Through a mix of on-the-ground infrastructure, smart outreach and community engagement, The Big Jump will partner with community leaders in the U.S. to identify opportunities for improvements specifically tailored to each community's needs. 

The Big Jump Project is a three-year effort to help 10 places achieve a big jump in biking – a doubling or tripling of people riding – by building a network of safe and comfortable places to ride and engaging the community. The goal is also to validate a core concept: that if a city does all the right things, more people will ride and the community will be a better place to live, work and play. The Big Jump team is looking for 10 places that will achieve great things for biking between now and 2020. If this describes an area of your community, submit your application online by October 28.

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The Every Body Walk! Collaborative is excited to announce their next Twitter Chat. Join America Walks on September 29th at 2pm Eastern as they celebrate the one year anniversary of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities.

They will be looking back at the past year and the efforts that have been made to get America to Step it Up!

Join the conversation as we celebrate the hard work of the past year and discuss what's in store for the walking movement in the following year!

Use #StepItUp to join the conversation. 

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If your state has unspent (aka “orphaned”) funds that were originally earmarked before Sept. 30, 2005 for specific projects, then pay close attention to FHWA’s guidance about repurposing those funds.

Approximately $2 billion is at stake!

Visit the FHWA website to see if your state has funds available.

Several of APBP’s allied groups are working with their members and followers to make sure these funds go to bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Deadline is September 30!

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